Philips first to light Office Building entirely with LEDs

Jun 25 2008, 9:28am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Philips first to light Office Building entirely with LEDs
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Philips Electronics today announced that it will light the world’s first office entirely with LED solutions.

The office, owned by Generali and located at 100 Champs-Elysées Avenue, Paris is the first office building that only has LED lights.
The project came together with architect Anthony Béchu who had been commissioned by Generali to design "an innovative window in the world of LEDs".
Throughout the office spaces, the functional office lighting is realized through 422 luminaires integrated in a false ceiling with 600 x 600 grids. Each luminaire is powered by 16 or 12 high power LEDs of 2.6 W depending on their location in the office space. This provides an average of 300 lux everywhere and 500 lux on the working planes. Philips has given special care to the development of optics. In addition, recessed SpotLed 3 K2 luminaires each with 3 LUXEON high-power LEDs are applied in the corridors.

The solution complies with lighting norms and standards on energy consumption, illumination levels and visual comfort.

Philips expects the world market for LED Luminaires to grow rapidly by more than 30% per year driven by the entrance of LEDs in general lighting, from about EUR 700 mln (~$1bn) last year to EUR 1.5 bn (~$2.33bn) in 2010.
Via this Philips announcement.

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